Protection that goes beyond healthcare
ATOL Fire provides a comprehensive range of passive fire protection using only the most advanced products and services for healthcare buildings throughout the UK.
Health & Medical Sector
The majority of UK hospitals have evolved and grown over many years. Health sector buildings present particular fire safety challenges, primarily in safeguarding patients with a wide range of dependencies in the event of a fire.
A Comprehensive Range of Protection
ATOL Fire provides a comprehensive range of passive fire protection using only the most advanced products and services for healthcare buildings throughout the UK. Our operatives have extensive experience working in open environments and on sensitive wards and sites spread across multiple locations, keeping staff, patients and assets safe, while providing critical works.
Passive Fire Protection services to the Healthcare industry takes into account the critical component that applies to other industries we work in such as the Hospitality industry. Hotels, hostels and bed & breakfast buildings all have in common the sleeping component which makes these buildings more susceptible to fire hazards. It is therefore crucial for managers to make commercially sound investments for all premises.
Our unrivalled knowledge means that we have the privilege of working with local and national organisations across the UK as we take a collaborative approach in everything we do to provide fully 3rd party accredited passive fire protection solutions on price and on time.
The unique nature of healthcare buildings
The majority of UK hospitals have evolved and grown over many years. Health sector buildings present particular fire safety challenges, primarily in safeguarding patients with a wide range of dependencies in the event of fire. In addition, the size and complexity of a modern-day hospital or care centre will often mean that complete evacuation of the building is neither practical nor appropriate.
It is for this reason that the most common approach adopted in healthcare buildings is progressive horizontal evacuation, moving occupants from the fire-affected area, through a fire-resisting barrier to an adjoining area, which is designed to protect the occupants from the immediate danger of fire and smoke. The occupants then remain in the fire safe area (refuge) until the fire is extinguished or, if necessary, further evaluation is required to another refuge or down the nearest stairway.
Fire Rated Door Sets are an important component of passive fire protection. Effective fire rated door sets prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases. Our BRE/LPCB fire doors services will ensure your doors are survey, repairs and installed under third party accreditation standards with certifications supplied on completion.
Fire Door Sets in the Healthcare Sector not only represent a legislative requirement based on The Fire Safety Order 2005- UK Fire Regulations but also have a crucial role in providing a safer environment for both students, faculty and staff.
Fire Rated Walls
Fire-rated walls play an important role in effective compartmentation and passive fire protection in general. Fire-rated walls are designed to provide 30-120 minutes of fire stopping. All partitions enclosing fire escape stairs and fire escape routes require appropriate degrees of fire protection as agreed with Building Control.
Modern education buildings benefit from increased natural light which drives demand for increased internal glazed partitions. Now, it is more important than ever to ensure open spaces and glazed partitioned units remain fire resistant. ATOL Fire will ensure that you’re building benefits of an adequate passive fire protection system whether you require standard or glazed walls. Fire Rated Walls will always strengthen an existing passive fire protection system and will make the premises safer.
ATOL Fire provides a comprehensive range of compartmentation works to protect staff and patients in the event of a fire. Moreover, all of our work is backed up by intense audits and uploaded to our systems for complete peace of mind for our client, ensuring the quality and standard of work.
The aim of Compartmentation is to limit the rapid spread of fire. By dividing building premises into “fire compartments”, fire is contained by forming a barrier against smoke, heat and toxic gases. Fire Compartmentation is designed to contain the fire in the area of origin, providing protection for the building and for its occupants. Fire Compartmentation is the most effective mean of limiting fire damage before the fire brigade arrives. The benefits of compartmentation are: limiting fire damage, allowing further fire prevention systems to be installed, increased fire protection for a limited period of time.
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